Laura Oles Joins Murder in the Afternoon Discussion of ‘Daughters of Bad Men’

Our September Murder In The Afternoon book club will be discussing the book with it’s author in person. Laura Oles has already won accolades and awards, even though she is relatively new to the fiction scene. Her debut novel that we will be reading, Daughters Of Bad Men, is a MysteryPeople favorite.

The book introduces us to Jamie Rush, a skip tracer operating out of Port Arlene, Texas (a fictionalized Port Aransas) with her hulking business partner Cookie Hinojosa and Deuce, the bull dog she won in a poker game. Most of her skills come from the con artist family she distances herself from, but her brother comes to her for a favor. Jamie’s niece has gone missing. Her love for another innocent trying to break from the clan makes her take on the job. The search leads to a dangerous game and the kind of trouble she tried to escape.

Daughters Of Bad Men is a first rate take on the private eye novel. The characters are fun and engaging and the plot is sharp. Laura is sharp and entertaining as her novel, so everything is in place for a good discussion. Join us on BookPeople’s third floor, Monday, September 16th, at 1PM. The book is 10% off to those planning to attend.

Next month we will be discussing The Man Who Came Uptown with author George Pelecanos calling in.

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